Coleman Talks Commitment, Big Cat Visit

Auburn commitment Shun Coleman talks about his trip to the Plains last weekend.

Olive Branch, Miss.--There is little question that the offensive line, and in particular the tackle position, are among the most important for the Auburn Tigers in the 2010 recruiting class.

One of the players who has already given a pledge to Gene Chizik and his staff is massive Shun Coleman.

At 6-7, 280 pounds Coleman has the size and athleticism to be just what the doctor ordered for the Auburn offense. He was back in Auburn for the second time this spring as part of the Big Cat Weekend on the Plains, something he says was a very good experience for him and all that attended.

"It was a good weekend," Coleman tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "We hung out and just got to know each other. That was good and it was something we probably needed. It might change their mind on other schools and make them look more towards Auburn. They actually know more about Auburn now."

With several of the very best of prospects in for the weekend, Coleman says he spent a lot of time getting to know the other guys. While they were in Auburn and being recruited to play football for the Tigers, he notes most of the time wasn't spent on that part of things and instead remained very relaxed.

"I hung out with Shaun Kitchens, Lache Seastrunk, Marcus Lattimore and Trovon Reed mostly," Coleman says. "We didn't really talk about their interest in Auburn. Basically we just had fun. We really didn't talk about recruiting a whole lot."

One of Auburn's four commitments at the moment along with Kitchens, Cody Parkey and Jake Holland, Coleman says for him the weekend was one that only solidified his choice of the Tigers from a few months ago.

"It solidified a whole bunch of things for me," Coleman says. "I just got closer to the team. I got a better look on how it's going to be next year if I sign there. I'm still firmly committed to Auburn."

His choice hasn't kept teams from continuing to pursue him as recent offers from Miami, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Ole Miss have brought his total to 10 scholarship offers heading into the summer.

It will be a busy summer for Coleman as he's making the move from offensive guard to tackle this season, but that's not the only expected role for him in his senior year. He says he'll also work at tight end and defensive end for Olive Branch in 2009, something he's looking forward to.

He'll also take part in a few camps, but hasn't decided which schools he'll trip to other than taking another visit to Auburn before school starts back in the fall.


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